Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

June 24, 2013

West Barnstable

I had a late afternoon doctor's appointment in Hyannis and found myself with a few hours to kill, so I took some pics in West Barnstable and Barnstable Village (a later post).

This store still has a wooden floor.  When I was little, my mom used to take me here to get penny candy, my fave almond crescent cookies (that I can't have anymore due to a nut allergy) and caps for my capgun.  

There's a train depot here.

Looking east.

I love old, decrepit, creepy houses.

Wandered over to the cemetery next door.  Graves date back to the early and mid 1800s.  Some are too deteriorated to read. 

The old children's gravestones all have lambs on them.



  1. I love the picture of the train tracks. Lovely spot to visit!

  2. Is the bear bare under the cape?

  3. LOL Val, I assume so, I didn't want to peek!

  4. The picture of the train tracks is my favorite. How cool that all the children's graves have lambs watching over them.


  5. I would have loved to have gone to Hyannis with you, but MO is a bit away from there, so I couldn't. :)

    I love old decrepit houses too.

  6. Wow, their is a lot of history in that town. What an amazing collection of photos.
    Everyday Inspired

  7. Looks like a cool place to hang out! Love the house and cemetery.

  8. JoJo this was like stepping back in time. What a great old place with history. Too often old places, pieces of the past, are torn down to make way for so-called progress. Progress usualy means a WalMart store and a huge asphalt parking lot. :(

    Enjoyed all your wonderful photos.

  9. Fortunately this whole Rte 6A corridor, that runs from Sagamore to Provincetown, is considered a 'historic district' so there are strict guidelines, even as far as what colour you can paint your house/trim/shutters and window a/c units aren't allowed to be seen from the street. Hyannis is a disgusting mess of strip malls, traffic and all around ugliness. I can't stand that place.

  10. What a lovely old place,that creepy house would be lovely with a makeover.

  11. Anonymous2:02 PM

    Ah, I'm glad it's not just me that 'likes' cemetaries ;0)

  12. Anonymous3:32 PM

    The town I grew up in had a five and dime with wooden floors. It's long gone now. Probably a Starbucks by now! What great pictures, JoJo!!

  13. Loooove the old car, too bad it probably could never be restored.

  14. Very cool! That vault under the hill with the doors... is that a crypt? It looks like it's right out of the Shire where Hobbits would live.